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    beesaurus
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    do kegels actually work? 

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    #111833
    teatea
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    Hi @beesaurus! Welcome! I’m not too sure about the effectiveness of kegels? Maybe @Nurse_Nettie has some more information?

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    #111834
    NickiPower
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    Hey @beesaurus! Welcome to the Play Safe forums! You have asked a really good question, kegels can be confusing but it’s a great set of muscles to work on! We have had some discussion on Kegels on the board in the past, you can catch up here: 
    http://community.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au/discussion/comment/2861#Comment_2861

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    #111835
    MintMilanoMintMilano
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    What do you mean ‘work’ @beesaurus? in any case, yeah Kegel exercises do help restore muscle tone in the pelvis/vagina after childbirth. though I’ve heard that doing also helps your own awareness of your body so it can improve sensations during sex too – so not just for new mothers! 

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    #111836
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    Welcome @beesaurus! 🙂 Kegels are a great way to strengthen the muscles around your bladder, vagina or penis & back passage. And those muscles are important! They help control your wee & poo & also play a big part in sexual sensation. So a strong pelvic floor means no leaks & better sex! What’s not to like!

    Want to make sure you’re doing it right? check out this guide & read through the thread @NickiPower posted too! Lots of good info!

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    #111837
    Kit
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    Hi @beesaurus, welcome to Play Safe. *waves*
    What a great question! Have you done kegel exercises a lot in the past, is that why you ask? For me, I usually forget to remember to do them 😀
    Hope the links above were helpful. Let us know how you’re going with your exercises, or even if you’ve never done them.

    Looking forward to chatting more
    K

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    #111838
    HappyHooHah
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    My friends love these kegel balls… some claim to wear them during the day!
    https://www.honeybirdette.com/collections/all-toys/products/milano-kegel-exercise-beads

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    #111839
    peachy
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    @HappyHooHah I bought one of these ages ago and only tried it once! Thanks for reminding me I have it – going to see if I can find it and try it out again! 

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    #111840
    teatea
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    @HappyHooHah I don’t think I’d have enough concentration to use them during the day! On that topic though a friend told me they regularly clench them butt cheeks together to tighten those muscles 😆

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    #111841
    peachy
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    @tea oooh butt clenching – I’ll have to give that a go haha! 

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    #111842
    MintMilanoMintMilano
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    @tea @peachy haha I think butt clenching is part of it but I think to properly train the pelvic floor muscles they say to imagine yourself peeing and then trying to stop mid-stream. thats the muscle you need to be flexing/working too. the butt muscles usually fire at the same time when you do that, but its possible to do the butt clenching without the pelvic floor ones. make sure you’re getting a well rounded work out  😀

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